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Pisgah 11" Tubaphone


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Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.31"
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Richlite
Peghead Overlay: Richlite
Peghead Inlay: Quilted star wood inlay
Fret Markers: 3rd, 7th, 10th, 12th, and 15th frets
Nut Material: Delrin
Spikes: None
Tuners: Gotoh aged brass planetary with black buttons
Finish: Vintage stain
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: Maple
Tonering: Tubaphone
Brackets: 18
Tailpiece: Pisgah aged brass hawktail
Head: Remo Renaissance
Armrest: None
Case: Pisgah gig bag by Access
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While Wonder and Dobson-style tone rings may be more common in most modern old-time banjos, there's something to be said for the big, bright sound of the Tubaphone, which this terrific Pisgah 11" five-string comes fully equipped with for the serious clawhammer player. As the early progenitor to the standard Gibson-style Mastertone found on many resonator banjos today, the Tubaphone boasts a twangier sound than most tone rings used in open-back banjos, and adds nice projection and clarity, especially in higher positions on the neck. When combined with Pisgah's world-renowned craftsmanship, you end up with a clawhammer tool like none other. The Tubaphone features aged brass hardware, wood inlays, and a vintage dark stain to help it look the part, too. Included in the price is a Pisgah gig bag, manufactured for the company by Access.

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